Tuesday, April 3, 2018

News to Use - April 3, 2018

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Dates to Remember     

ELA MCAS, Grade 3                                                                                              April 5,9
Town Meeting Day                                                                                       April 7
       Spring vacation week, No School                                                             April 16-20
       ELA MCAS, Grade 5                                                                                    April 24, 26
String Jam Ukelele Melee @ Cutler, Saturday 12-4:30pm                 April 28
ELA MCAS, Grade 4                                                                                    April 27, 30
Friends of Cutler meeting @ 9am                                                            May 2
Math MCAS, Grade 4                                                                                  May 7, 8            Math MCAS, Grade 5                                                                                  May 10, 11
Math MCAS, Grade 3                                                                                  May 14, 15
Science MCAS, Grade 5                                                                              May 17, 18

Conversation Starters 
This week's question for kids: If you were invisible – where would you want to go?

MCAS dates, please note highlighted changes:
Due to our many missed days of school this winter, we have decided to change a handful of our MCAS dates to allow for more instructional time in the classrooms prior to the assessments. Please note the changes highlighted in yellow below. Third grade will complete their English/Language Arts assessments prior to April vacation, but all other assessments will take place after April vacation.

ELA MCAS, Grade 3                                                                                              April 5,9
Math MCAS, Grade 3                                                                                  May 14, 15

ELA MCAS, Grade 4                                                                                    April 27, 30
Math MCAS, Grade 4                                                                                  May 7, 8     
   
ELA MCAS, Grade 5                                                                                    April 24, 26
Math MCAS, Grade 5                                                                                  May 10, 11
Science MCAS, Grade 5                                                                              May 17, 18

Please do your best to get students to school on time with a good breakfast to fuel their thinking for the day!

Babysitting services for town meeting day:
A flyer is attached for babysitting services offered by the HWRHS National Honor Society for the upcoming Town Meetings being held on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Please see this flyer: TownMeetingFlyer2018.pdf

Please see this link regarding an upcoming meeting to learn strategies for Supporting your child's academic success. 

                   

Town Meeting:  We are so fortunate to have our children attend the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District.  But in order for the district to maintain the quality of education we have become accustomed to, it is imperative that WE, as parents, ATTEND THE TOWN MEETING this Saturday, April 7th where the HWRSD FY19 Budget and Debt Articles will be voted on.  The meeting for Hamilton residents begins promptly at 9am at the High School and Wenham residents should attend the 1pm meeting at the Buker School. 
Last week, Dr. Harvey spoke to a group of Cutler parents and shared this information about the budget request and the two debt authorization articles: http://www.hwschools.net/uploaded/District/Budget_FY19/FY19_budget_flyer.pdf
Additionally, all of the budget information is located on the District Website at: http://www.hwschools.net/page.cfm?p=2129
Please note that the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School National Honor Society is offering childcare for a nominal fee during the Annual Town Meeting.  Click the link to access more information and the online sign up:  NHS Annual Town Meeting Childcare

Apparel: The Spring Spirit Wear Order Forms are DUE by WEDNESDAY APRIL 4th!!!  You can download forms from our website at: www.friendsofcutler.com  All items will be delivered to backpacks after April Vacation.  If any of these items are gifts for your children, please indicate on your form when you submit it and I will let you know how to pick up.  Thank you so much for your support and showing of school spirit!!  Now we just need the warm weather to arrive ;-))  If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Olson at:  sarahpageolson@gmail.com or (978) 394-7673


Adult Social: Save the date of Friday, April 27th from 7-11pm at the Hastings House in Beverly Farms!  The adult social is taking on a new twist this year – due to the continued success of our Ski Skate & Board event, this event will NOT be a fundraiser – rather just a FUN – RAISER!  Join us for a Corn Hole Tournament (you only have to pay if you wish to play – all other attendees may join in the fun for free).  Great Gatherings (for the adults) and Teacher Experiences (for the children) will be offered and as always, a cash bar will be available.  Ticket details forthcoming.